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    Golf-Last-gasp birdie sneaks Rose into weekend

    Talk about cutting it fine. Justin Rose earned a place in the weekend field at the British Open with the last shot of his second round -- a birdie on Carnoustie's 18th green. Rose had been eclipsed throughout his round by playing partner Jordan Spieth and to a lesser extent the entertaining Thai

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    Colts quarterback Luck avoids camp PUP list

    Andrew Luck avoided the physically unable to perform list to begin training camp with the Indianapolis Colts after missing the entire 2017 season. Luck, whose recovery stalled multiple times following January 2017 shoulder surgery, sat out the preseason and regular season but slowly progressed following

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    Golf-Zach attack tames cold and wet Carnoustie

    * Zach Johnson draws alongside Kisner * Fleetwood and McIlroy shine * Woods stuck on level-par * World number one Johnson misses cut (Adds details) CARNOUSTIE, Scotland, July 20 (Reuters) - Zach Johnson often gets confused with his namesake, world number one Dustin, but there was absolutely no mistaking

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    Athletics: Kenya's Chepkoech smashes women's steeplechase world record

    Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech smashed the world record in the women's 3,000 meters steeplechase with a time of eight minutes 44.32 seconds at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. Chepkoech, 27, broke the previous record mark of 8 minutes 52.78 set by Bahrain's Ruth Jebet in 2016 and

  • Golf: Lyle holds back tears after bidding likely Open farewell
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    Golf: Lyle holds back tears after bidding likely Open farewell

    By Tony Jimenez CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) - It was all Sandy Lyle could do to hold back the tears as one of the greatest Scottish golfers in history bowed out of the British Open for probably the final time on Friday. It was the 1985 British Open and 1988 U.S. Masters champion who struck the first

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    Mariners extend Servais' contract

    The Seattle Mariners announced Friday they have reached an agreement on a multi-year contract extension with manager Scott Servais. Servais, 51, was hired in 2016 following 10 years in player development roles. The Mariners are 222-199 (.527) during his tenure, making Servais the fourth-winningest

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    Suspect confessed to killing Olympic medalist Ten: report

    Two suspects have been detained and one has confessed in the stabbing death of Denis Ten, a 25-year-old Olympic bronze medalist in men's figure skating in 2014, authorities say. Ten was stabbed to death on Thursday in his hometown of Almaty, Kazakhstan and rushed to the hospital. On Friday, Kazakhstan

  • Motor racing: Williams keeping an open mind on Stroll situation
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    Motor racing: Williams keeping an open mind on Stroll situation

    By Alan Baldwin HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - Williams are keeping an open mind on Canadian driver Lance Stroll's future with the Formula One team, technical head Paddy Lowe said on Friday, amid speculation linking the teenager to rivals Force India. It’s that type of time in the season when

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    I'd rather win and be booed than lose and be cheered, says Thomas

    By Julien Pretot VALENCE, France, July 20 (Reuters) - Tour de France leader Geraint Thomas said being booed by the crowd did not affect him after he enjoyed a mainly comfortable 13th stage on Friday. The Team Sky rider and yellow jersey holder repeated his call for spectators to let the riders race

  • Cycling: No top sprinters left? All good for Sagan as Thomas retains Tour lead
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    Cycling: No top sprinters left? All good for Sagan as Thomas retains Tour lead

    By Julien Pretot VALENCE, France (Reuters) - With most of the top sprinters out of the Tour de France after punishing mountain treks, world champion Peter Sagan claimed a third stage victory at the Tour de France on Friday, winning the relatively flat 169.5-km ride from Bourg d’Oisans by a whisker.

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    Mississippi casinos not ready for sports betting as laws take effect

    The Gardenia State's casinos that have applied to offer athletics wagering as early as Sunday are still carving out space in their businesses to build sports bars and working to meet other state requirements before they can be approved, Commissioner Allen Godfrey said. "Right now, the ones

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    Woods welcomes softer conditions after second straight 71

    By Tony Jimenez CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) - Tiger Woods may not have taken full advantage of the softer conditions prevalent in the British Open second round on Friday but he certainly welcomed them. "It was nice that it slowed the golf course down," Woods told reporters at Carnoustie

  • Golf: Zach attack flourishes at cold and wet Carnoustie
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    Golf: Zach attack flourishes at cold and wet Carnoustie

    By Tony Jimenez CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) - Former winner Zach Johnson continued his love affair with the British Open by sneaking up on the coat tails of leader Kevin Kisner midway through the second round on Friday. While the 42-year-old Johnson was plotting his way to a four-under 67 in cold

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    Impressive Johnson plods on as focus stays elsewhere

    By Martyn Herman CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) - Seasoned American Zach Johnson says maybe he is overly conservative and boring. The under-stated 42-year-old is just happy hitting it straight and true at Carnoustie and putting himself in contention for a second British Open title after claiming his

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    Edelman not planning to sue NFL over suspension

    Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will not sue the NFL over a four-game suspension. According to NFL Network, New England's top wide receiver is accepting the ban following the denial of his appeal and has no plan to sue over the suspension. Various reports indicated Edelman's positive

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    Golf-Impressive Johnson plods on as focus stays elsewhere

    Seasoned American Zach Johnson says maybe he is overly conservative and boring. The under-stated 42-year-old is just happy hitting it straight and true at Carnoustie and putting himself in contention for a second British Open title after claiming his first at St Andrews three years ago. While world

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    Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket prices unveiled

    The organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveiled domestic ticket prices for the Games on Friday ranging from less than $18 up to $2,760, the top rate for a place at the opening ceremony. Tickets for many events start at the symbolic price point of 2,020 yen ($17.96) but these are only for group sales

  • Report: Ferrell backs out of two-year Mavs deal
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    Report: Ferrell backs out of two-year Mavs deal

    After sleeping on it, guard Yogi Ferrell is backing out of a two-year, $5.3 million deal he agreed to with the Dallas Mavericks, his agent reportedly told Yahoo Sports. "We felt uncomfortable and will weigh our options," agent Cervando Tejeda said Friday morning. The Mavericks rescinded Ferrell

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    McIlroy promises to 'go down swinging' at Carnoustie

    Rory McIlroy has promised to "go down swinging" at Carnoustie after a second straight two-under-par 69 at the British Open on Friday. The Northern Irishman thinks he was too tentative in the first two majors of the year, and promised to make sure it does not happen again. "Sunday at

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    Golf-McIlroy promises to 'go down swinging' at Carnoustie

    Rory McIlroy has promised to "go down swinging" at Carnoustie after a second straight two-under-par 69 at the British Open on Friday. The Northern Irishman thinks he was too tentative in the first two majors of the year, and promised to make sure it does not happen again. "Sunday at

  • Putin says Russia could bid to host future summer Olympics games: agencies
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    Putin says Russia could bid to host future summer Olympics games: agencies

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia could stake a claim to host future summer Olympics games, but had not yet lodged a formal bid to do so, Russian news agencies reported. Russia hosted the winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in 2014 and has just finished

  • Fleetwood tames Carnoustie again with 65
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    Fleetwood tames Carnoustie again with 65

    By Martyn Herman CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) - The heavens opened at Carnoustie and it rained birdies for Tommy Fleetwood as he flew up the British Open leaderboard with a blemish-free round of six-under 65 on Friday. The 27-year-old Englishman, whose 63 at last year's Alfred Dunhill Links championship

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    Golf-Fleetwood tames Carnoustie again with 65

    The heavens opened at Carnoustie and it rained birdies for Tommy Fleetwood as he flew up the British Open leaderboard with a blemish-free round of six-under 65 on Friday. The 27-year-old Englishman, whose 63 at last year's Alfred Dunhill Links championship broke the Carnoustie course record, rattled

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    A's release right-handed pitcher Casilla five days after DHA

    The Oakland Athletics released right-handed reliever Santiago Casilla on Thursday, five days after he was designated for assignment. Casilla, who turns 38 on Wednesday, had a 3.16 ERA in 26 appearances this season, but he had struggled with his command. In his 15th MLB season, Casilla was two years

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    LB Harrison praises Belichick; Amendola has fond (and not-so-fond) memories

    Like his team, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick can be rather polarizing. Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who joined the New England Patriots late last season, said Thursday that Bill Belichick is a better head coach than Mike Tomlin. Speaking on Fox Sports 1's